Monday, August 23, 2010

When the family gets together…

A couple of weeks ago all my family but Mark (we missed you Mark!!!) were able to gather for a little reunion here in San Antonio.  First can I just say I love hosting people.  Seriously, it was so much fun planning and organizing what to do.  Anyone else want to come visit? 

Here’s some quick snapshots of what we did—just to tide ya’ll over for the complete play by play.

Sitting around talking.  We Hedengrens do talking well!

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Water games in the front yard with the cousins

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Meals around our big table.  (It was fabulous to be able to sit around and just eat and talk.)

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cousin time  (Nothing says togetherness like a gallop on a pony together.  Go Lizzy and Olin!)

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Okay, that’s just some.  later I’ll post about sea world, six flags, guadalupe river, rodeos, caves, boats, and lots and lots of yummy restaurants.  For now I need to go to bed.  Henry’s got school tomorrow and that bus come way too early.  (7:12!!!!)

who’s got the look

Is Henry a future male model?  Please no.  This was his outfit on the way to a swimming party.  All parts choosen by him.  And the poses were all him as well.  As was the request for pictures.

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Work it Henry, work it.

Kitchen

Sorry it’s taken me so long to put these pictures up, but for those of you that have been asking, here you go.  Here’s the results of way too many hours and late nights I couldn’t afford.  It was tough, but we think it was worth it.  And I love doing projects with Dell.  He’s great to work with and we always have fun when we’re building something together.

Here’s the new island/bar area.  This is my favorite part.  We took it from painted sheetrock to wainscoting with just some MDF, pine, and paint.  It changes the whole look of the kitchen.

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A look at the new granite—love it!  And the new sink—may love it more.  And a peak at Lizzy’s head.  She wanted in on the action.

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The rest of the kitchen.  Of course, now we need to paint the cabinets.  Maybe in a couple of months…  :)

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

shelf baby

Last night Dell and I were hanging a mirror in Lizzy’s room in preparation for the family reunion we’re hosting for the next week.  (More on that later.)  Lizzy siddled up to her dollhouse bookshelf, cleared a shelf and climbed on up.  Dell handed her a blanket and she looked so cozy we had to take a picture.

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Henry wanted in on the action too.  But we convinced him the bottom shelf was more his territory.  Since we made the bookshelf we’re pretty certain of its structural load limits.  Or lack there of.

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